Warm, comforting, inviting slow-cooker Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Soup. Does it even get any better than that? No, Spiriteds, it doesn’t. This soup is exactly the recipe I make for cozy holiday get-togethers because it makes just the right amount for everyone. And because it is a slow cooker recipe, I can throw everything together, leave it for six hours, and GET MY LIFE. I don’t have to stew over my soup. And if you are looking for a low-maintenance, gluten-free slow cooker recipe this holiday season, then wet the fire and call in the dogs because the search is over!
Tomatoes, chicken, garlic, basil, oregano, and parsley come together for a bowl of deliciousness with a not-so-subtle hint of Italian flavor. I’m totally on board with this, and if you are #same, then get your slow cooker out and get ready for something flat-out AMAZING because Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Soup totally delivers.
Today’s recipe is an offshoot of an original K-Hubs and I made countless times during our early married years. It’s a recipe straight out of a slow cooker recipe book one of my dads gave us for Christmas shortly after we tied the knot. Since then, we have made it gluten-free, paleo-friendly, low-sodium (with this Homemade Bone Broth recipe), and super easy to prep. No sautéing in a skillet first and excess chopping and dicing later. Nope, not even close. I get impatient waiting for my food, so I want recipes that are as streamlined as humanly possible. And that’s what Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Soup is. Streamlined, one-pot, straightforward, no fuss. This is winning, Spiriteds, especially during the busy holiday season.
Even now, the wind is howling outside, I have yet another batch simmering in my slow cooker, and all feels right with the world. What’s more is Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Soup leftovers go all the way to ELEVEN. And if you have no idea what I am talking about, then please prepare a batch of this, rent This is Spinal Tap, and settle in for what will be an entertaining evening. Rob Reiner is only the best director of mock-u-mentary films in the history of mock-u-mentary films. Period. Ever. Period. K-Hubs and I often speak in “spinal tap” language. And once you’ve watched the movie, you’ll probably recognize quips you’ve heard in polite and not-so-polite company. Have I mentioned this is winning, Spiriteds? Because it is.
Speaking of which, this is a throw-it-all-together-and-go recipe, which I also consider to be winning. And I even use frozen chicken breasts because I’m lazy. I don’t do anything fancy with any of the ingredients. I’m dead serious when I say the hardest part of this recipe is dicing the red onion. As the soup is stewing, I stir it periodically so the ingredients around the edge of the slow cooker don’t burn.
Whether you are making this for a holiday gathering or movie night IN, grab a bowl, nab a spoon, and prepare yourself for savory awesomeness because Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Soup, fresh out of the slow cooker or savored days later as leftovers, epitomizes ELEVEN, Spiriteds. It is everything eleven was meant to be. Probably even Rob Reiner was eating a bowl of this during filming. No? “Probably” as in “probably not”? Fine then. Maybe he didn’t actually eat this during filming. But, whatever, this stuff is still to die for. It’s totally eleven.
- 3-4 chicken breasts
- 4 cups bone broth
- 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 3 oz. package sun-dried tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 cup green onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon basil
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Coarse black pepper, for garnishing
- Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and set to 6 hours, stirring periodically.
- Let cool slightly and, using two forks, gently pull the chicken apart. Then garnish with coarse black pepper, serve, and enjoy!
- Store in glass containers for up to one week.